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Favorite San Antonio fundraiser transforms entire city into brightly colored canvas

Favorite San Antonio fundraiser transforms city into colorful canvas

Artpace Chalk It Up 2019
Everybody's an artist during Chalk It Up. Artpace/Facebook

In non-COVID times, Artpace's Chalk It Up fundraiser turns downtown San Antonio into a vibrantly colored wonderland of temporary murals, surrounded by a big party that celebrates art, charity, and community.

This year, with everyone's health and safety in mind, Chalk It Up: Community is happening, well, wherever it can.

Right now, school and community teams from all over the city are creating murals at a location of their choice, submitting photos and statements to be reviewed for Chalk It Up Day on October 10.

That's when co-chairs Katie Pace Halleran and Cristina Peña Walls — along with honorary chair Councilman Roberto Treviño — will choose 17 finalists from across every school district within the San Antonio city limits. The finalists and a winner will be announced at noon on October 10, with each receiving gift cards courtesy of H-E-B.

In addition, 20 featured artists are turning sidewalks and pavements at 10 San Antonio Pubic Library branches into brightly colored works of art, all capturing the 2020 theme of community. Drive-through viewing is available at most libraries, but appropriate social distancing guides will be in place if you're visiting on foot/ 

You can also get in on the fun from the safety and comfort of your own home or neighborhood, with #ChalkItUpAtHome prompts on social media to guide your creations. Artistes are encouraged to share their masterpieces on social media by tagging @artpace, #ChalkItUpAtHome, #ArtpaceAtHome, and #MakeArtHappen.

You can learn more about this year's Chalk It Up here, as well as read about the featured artists, get more info on #ChalkItUpAtHome, and map out where to view the library murals.